After focusing on what teams are and how they form in the first two weeks of the course, this week’s focus is team dynamics. Team cohesion is an important part of an effective team, and this week we will discuss ways to develop shared knowledge, values, effective communication, and consensus. We will also examine conflict management and learn some ways to navigate through the inevitability of team conflict.
For this week’s discussion, consider the learning activities you’ve completed and your own experience within a team.
Respond to the following in a minimum of 175 words:
Share a time that you experienced conflict within a team.
What strategies did you and your team members use to manage and resolve the conflict? Were these strategies successful? Why or why not?
How could you apply the strategies presented this week to reach a more effective outcome?